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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,973Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 1533 providers in this state and specialty

$832K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 1533 providers in this state and specialty

520 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Colorado
lower than average

Antipsychotics

9% of this provider’s 440 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

13% of this provider’s 520 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 520 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$783K

2014

$925K

2015

$832K

2016

Number of Claims

10,994

2014

12,948

2015

10,973

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 636

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 439

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

2 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 430

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

4 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

5 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

6 6
FUROSEMIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

7 8
SIMVASTATIN 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

8 4
GABAPENTIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

9 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

10 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

11 17
CARVEDILOL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

12 38
OMEPRAZOLE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

13 5
RANITIDINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

14 33
LEVETIRACETAM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 15 94
CITALOPRAM HBR 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

16 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

16 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 18 51
VENTOLIN HFA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

19 70
DULOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

20 41
TRAZODONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

20 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 22 156
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

23 82
METFORMIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

24 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 43
ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

26 29
ARIPIPRAZOLE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 P 27 103
SERTRALINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 25
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

29 75
OLANZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 29 89
LANTUS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 68
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 40
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

O 33 10
OXYCONTIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 34 92
LIDOCAINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 137
OXYCODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

O 35 22
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 37 202
TRAMADOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 38 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 39 34
VOLTAREN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 112
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 41 57
MIRTAZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 55
WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

44 72
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 59
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 45 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 47 27
LATANOPROST 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 48 120
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 49 60
CELECOXIB 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 111
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 12
LAMOTRIGINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 52 105
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 52 79
ONDANSETRON ODT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 203
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.